Louisiana Public Broadcast’s New Film Series Featuring BIPOC Stories


Louisiana Public Broadcast spotlighting stories of Blacks, Indigenous people and people of color in the Southern United States with its new limited series, according to a press release.

Retrospective: Louisiana presents the work of filmmakers Zac Manuel and Kiyoko McCrae. Hindsight is part of a large project in partnership with Firelight Media, Reel South and the Center for Asian American Media to support BIPOC creators living in the southern United States and in the American territories.

The selected films illustrate important moments, cultural struggles and community dynamics during the events of 2020. The short films will be released on Fridays from November 5 with an interview of the creators following the films.

New LBP Hindsight: Louisiana Film Series Premieres November 5, 2021

The descriptions of the films and the biographies of the artists provided by LPB are below:

Zac Manuel is a director and cinematographer from New Orleans. His film “This Body” explores the strained relationship between African Americans and the medical industry.

During the film, Sydney Hall participates in an experimental coronavirus vaccine trial in hopes of protecting her beloved New Orleans community. She and her loved ones confront the history of medical abuse and black body experiments.

New Orleans filmmaker Zac Manuel to be featured in new LBP Hindsight: Louisiana film series November 5, 2021

New Orleans filmmaker Zac Manuel to be featured in new LBP Hindsight: Louisiana film series November 5, 2021

Manuel uses his work to explore intimacy, identity, class and heritage. He is a recipient of the Tribeca All-Access program, the IFP Documentary Story Lab and a recipient of the #CREATE Louisiana Documentary Feature grant and the Southern Doc Fund Production Grant for his first feature documentary “Bloodthicker”.

Cover of the short film This Body by Zac Manuel.  Outside LPB Hindsight: Louisiana

Cover of the short film This Body by Zac Manuel. Outside LPB Hindsight: Louisiana

“This Body: premieres at 8 p.m. on November 5.

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Kiyoko McCrae’s “We Stay In the House” paints a striking portrait of four New Orleans mothers as they struggle to care for their families and themselves throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cover of Kiyoko McCrae's short, We Stay in the House.  Outside LPB Hindsight: Louisiana

Cover of the short film We Stay in the House by Kiyoko McCrae. Outside LPB Hindsight: Louisiana

From caring for their children, finding time to work, and dealing with personal loss and health crises, the stories of these women represent the realities experienced by millions of mothers in America.

New Orleans filmmaker Kiyoko McCrae to star in new LBP Hindsight: Louisiana film series

New Orleans filmmaker Kiyoko McCrae to star in new LBP Hindsight: Louisiana film series

McCrae is a Japanese-American film and theater director, telling untold stories of communities of color. His short film “Black Back” won the Audience Award for Best Louisiana Short Film at the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival and his latest film “Artist in Exile” was supported by the New Orleans Tri-centennial Story Incubator . She is also the Director of Documentary Programming and Filmmaker Labs at the New Orleans Film Society.

“We Stay In the House” will air on November 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

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LPB will also broadcast all of the short documentaries making up the Hindsight initiative in a 3-part anthology series. Part 1 will be released on November 19 at 8 p.m. and volumes 2 and 3 will be released on November 26 from 8 p.m.

To learn more about the Hindsight project, visit www.reelsouth.org Where www.lpb.org.

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This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: Louisiana Public Broadcast’s New Films Highlight BIPOC Stories



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